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#516: "Vedrine online" (fwd)

From: Emmanuel W. Vedrine <evedrine@hotmail.com>

["VEDRINE ONLINE" is a quick reference of Teaching Materials available for 
Haitian Bilingual Programs, Learners of Kreyol, Research & Publications on 
Kreyol (the language of Haiti) and Research on Haiti.

I -
Materials available through "Windows On Haiti" Web
Click on SEARCH then enter your KEYWORDS:  "Vedrine" then click SUBMIT KEY 
WORD and wait. A list will pop out.

II -
"Vedrine online" - Materials available through The Creolist Archives 

(In alphabetical order)

A -
A non-flying 'zozo' in a 19th Century HC poem (111 lines)
A representative (???) creole (+) (96 lines)
Acronyms in HC (80 lines)
Ala Traka! (n+) (169 lines)

Book on medical planst in Haiti (24 lines)
Books on creole languages + more (55 lines)

Can a "zozo" fly?  (56 lines)
Carrie Paultre & his works on HC (35 lines)
Carrié PAULTRE (1924 - 1999)  (104 lines)
Classes in Creoles [n +] (73 lines)
Classes in HC at Indiana University (54 lines)
Creolization of 'acronyms' in HC (78 lines)

D.P. M-Kanntè(92 lines)
D.P. M-Kanntè (play) (37 lines)
D.P.M-Kanntè (pyèsteyat) (64 lines)
Dokiman sou Ayiti / documents on Haiti (43 lines)

English in Kreyol  (59 lines)
English in Kreyol (#2) (71 lines)
FLASCO (D.R)  (35 lines)
For further research on Kreyol (225 lines)
Free editing in Haitian Creole (Kreyol) (21 lines)

Grafi kreyòl la an revi (183 lines)
Grafi kreyòl la an revi (96 lines)

Haiti Lumière" (newspaper/jounal)(81 lines)
Haiti superweb... + research on Kreyol(286 lines)
Haitian Creole and the 'normalization' issue (226 lines) )
HC and the 'normalization' issue (223 lines)
HC grammar (416 lines)
HC newspapers/articles on Kreyol (88 lines)
HC: sounds and orthography  (200 lines)

Kominike" (HC)(75 lines)
Kreyol Bibliography (66 lines)
Kreyol radio program (via the internet)(45 lines)
Kreyol words (87 lines)

Kreyolizasyon (2zyèm edisyon)(120 lines)
Kreyolizasyon ak varyasyon (dyalektal)(121 lines)

Lavoum pou yo!" (poetry in HC) (81 lines)
Lexicon & Etimology (HC) (135 lines)
Linguistic document(2) (71 lines)

Markers in HC
Marker in HC (part II)
Markers in HC  (77 lines)
Markers in HC and StLFC (185 lines)
Mo kreyòl/HC words/Palabras en kreyol (82 lines)
Morisseau-Leroy & Kreyòl (217 lines)

Nòt pou kreyòl bouje(205 lines)
Notes on pedagogy (HC)(72 lines)

On "HC Grammar"  (436 lines)
Ordinal and cardinal numbers in Haitian
Ordinal numbers in Haitian  (63 lines)

Paj Powetik (Poetry in HC) (83 lines)
Poetry in HC  (69 lines)
Postings in Haitian Creole (154 lines)
Postings in Haitian Creole (HC) (65 lines)

Reality & fiction in Franketienne's *Pèlen Tèt* (114 lines)
Research on Haiti & Kreyol (online) (72 lines)
Research on HC/rechèch sou kreyòl (63 lines)
Rèv mwen pou demen" (poetry in HC)(59 lines)
Rilaks" (poetry in HC)  (73 lines)

Some clues on "ordinal numbers" in HC  (83 lines)
Soukous (poetry in HC)
Standardization & Lexicon (HC) (294 lines)
Stories in Kreyòl (75 lines)

The influence of English on HC (74 lines)
The use of "se" and "ye" in HC (95 lines)
Thesis/Dissertaion on HC (R. FOURNIER) (60 lines)
Twin verbs or 'vèb marasa' in HC (145 lines)

Varyasyon dyalektal an kreyòl ayisyen (251 lines)
Varyasyon dyalektal an kreyòl ayisyen (118 lines)
Védrine's Grammar of Haitian Creole (188 lines)]

ref. "CreoList Archives" (CA)
Institutionen för lingvistik
Stockholms Universitet


A review of publications on Haitian Creole
from colonial times to 1999

Védrine's collection of poems in Kreyol (1989-1999)



1. *Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine*. Emmanuel W. Vedrine. E. W. VEDRINE
CREOLE PROJECT. Boston. 1996. 354 p.

*Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine* may not be the answer to all sociolinguistic
questions in the Haitian society; rather, it is a document witnesses the 
existence of the Kreyol language as a spoken language, a document that can 
serve as a guide to the native language of all Haitians? I take all my 
linguistic freedom together with the authority of the Haitian language to 
write these grammatical theories that I advance in this book. They are not 
inventions but rather observations of the native speakers. As guide to the 
Haitian language, I hope that *Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine* will serve as a source 
of inspiration to Haitians writing in Kreyol and for all those working very 
hard for the total linguistic liberation of the Kreyol language"

--E. W. Vedrine,
Founder and Chief-editor of

*Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine* is a reference tool for everyone writing and
learning Kreyol? I congratulate Emmanuel W. Vedrine for this work.
Little by little, the language will shoot buds?"

-- Fequière Vilsaint,
Founder & Chief-editor of

*Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine* is a rich work filled with a variety of
information. Emmanuel W. Vedrine deserves praises for the courage
and effort displayed in this great book, which paves the way for
the development of our native language. This document answers many
challenges that ignorant or so-called edcuated people used to raise
about the language of Haiti. It is an answer to those critics who
used to say Kreyol doesn't have rules, it doesn't have grammar. I
am confident that the mentality of everyone who reads this book will
change toward a particular appreciation for the Kreyol language
that connects all Haitians"

-- Jorave Telfort, translator

*Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine* is a great tool deserving of praise, valuable to 
everyone working in the Kreyol language, whether in the scientific or 
literary area. We have been looking for this great tool a long time. That's 
why I want to raise my voice together with other experts in Kreyol 
everywhere to ring the bell and say 'Bravo' to the linguist, Emmanuel W. 

-- Kelèbrezo,
Founder & Chief-editor of

*Gramè Kreyòl Vedrine*, another great accomplishment in the history
of the Kreyol language, will help people to better see and understand the 
reality of their native language. This grammar is a tool that's going to 
open the mind. It's going to play a great role for every Haitian teacher and 

-- Serge Claude Valme,

[F O R E W A R D

"Why a Kreyol Grammar?. The "written grammar" is just a representation of 
the "internal" or "abstract grammar" of a native speaker. Everyone who 
speaks a language as a native speaker possesses this internal grammar. It is 
a tool that facilitates speaking with other native speakers without making 
any mistakes.

We all have an abstract grammar in our heads. I had it in mind a long
time ago to publish a monolingual grammar in Kreyol. In this work, I don't 
focus on advanced linguistic theories; it is just a means to help teachers 
and students who are using the Kreyol language and those who want to enrich 
their knowledge of Kreyol.

Although this book is a grammar, it is more a reference book, a research 
book. It is not designed as a text book with exercises for students, but is 
directed as those, such as teachers who are going to use it, to prepare an 
advanced lesson plan of what they envision occurring with their students. 
For those (adults) who just starting to read and write Kreyol, it will be a 
good guide. I have arranged an index in alphabetical order at the end of the 
book for the users's ease of reference.

One question that some critics may ask is: on what level can *Gramè
Kreyòl Védrine* be used? At first glance this text, it doesn't seem to be a 
book that a five or six-year old child who just starts reading and writing 
Kreyol is going to use, or that could be recommended for use at an 
elementary level. If some children at this particular level would like to 
use it in order to enrich their knowledge in the native
language, I would be happy. However, some adaptation of it can be made
for an elementary level. It depends on the teacher or a group of
teachers who would like to make an adaptation for elementary level where 
grammatical theories will be understood. It would be more appropriate to be 
used at high school or college level and for advanced research in Kreyol..." 
(E. W. Vedrine)

advèb, advèb konjontif, advèb de ley, advèb de manyè, advèb de tan,
advèb ki esprime degre, advèb ki epsrime tan ak nonb, advèb ki itilize
ak atik defini, advèb ki modifye atribi, advèb konjonktif, advèb
negasyon ak afimasyon, advèb relatif, advèb senp, adyetif, ajan, ajan
ansoudin, ajan vizyèl, akayik, aksanfòs, aksangrav, aksantegi, aksyon,
aksyon kap dewoule, aksyon ki tap dewoule, aktif, alafransèz, an, ane,
anekdòt, anfaz, anglisis, antesedan, antonim, ap, apatenans,apozisyon, 
apwostòf, apwostòf ak tirè, atik, atik defini, atik endefini, atik yo an 
kreyòl, atik patifif, atribi, ava, avètisman, ayisyanis, bay lòd, bay lè ak 
espresyon, bèt, bi, bileng, bilengwis, blòf, bouch si, bout fraz, bwa, 
chanjman kòd, chanjman òtograf, choz, defi, definisyon, degre konparatif, 
degre konparezon, degre pozitif, degre sipèlatif, demann, demivwayèl, 
depwen, devinèt, devni, diksyonè, diksyonè Kreyòl Vilsen, distenksyon 
fonetik, dout, dyalèk, dyalite, dyalòg, en, efemis, egzajerasyon, ekriti, 
eksetera, elatriye, eleman vèbal, enperatif, entèjeksyon, entèjeksyon ak 
fraz ki esprime sèman, entèjeksyon ki itilize ak bèt, entèvyou, entonasyon 
vwa, èske,
esklamasyon, espresyon, estrikti gramatikal, eta, etimoloji, fab,
feminen, figi, figi retorik, filoloji, fiti, fòm konplè, fòm kontrakte, fòm 
kout, fòm pasif, fout, fragman yon konpozisyon, fransizasyon, frap, fraz, 
fraz advèbyal, fraz apozitif, fraz
deklaratif, fraz enperatif, fraz entewogatif, fraz esklamatif, fraz
konplè, fraz vèbal, fraz vèbal ak espresyon idyomatik, fraz vèbal ki
fonksyone kòm non, fri, gimè, grafèm, gwo mo, ide, idyolèk, idyomatik ak 
lokisyon, inite de baz de panse, ipèbòl, istwa oral, italik, iwoni, jan, jan 
an kreyòl, jou nan semèn nan, kèk vèb kreyòl ki itilize kòm non, kesyon ak 
"ki", ka, kopil zewo, kalite, kapital, kategori non, ke, kèk plant nou jwenn 
Ayiti, kèk vèb kreyòl ki itilize kòm non, ki, kit...ki, kit se...kit se, 
kloz, kloz advèbyal, kloz endepandan, kloz
nominal, kloz parazit, kloz sibòdone, kondisyon, kondisyon pase,
konparezon, konpleman, konjonksyon, konjonksyon kòdone, konjonksyon
korelatif, konjonksyon sibòdone, konjonksyon marasa, konotasyon,
konotasyon, konplemandobjè, konpozisyon, konsèf, konsòn, konsòn nazal,
kont ak istwa, kontraksyon, kontinan, koz, kreyòl fransize, kreyòl ekri, 
kreyòl pale, kreyòl plat, kreyòl rèk, kreyòl santral, kreyòl swa, la (la 
va), laj, lan, lang, langaj imaje, lang ekri, lang pale, lang sosyal, lang 
ekonomik, lang politik, lavvi, lè, leksik, lèt majiskil, lèt miniskil, 
literati, literati oral, litòt, lizay, lòd, lòd negatif, lokisyon, lwa 
fonetik kreyòl, ma (ma va), makè, majiskil, manyè, maskilen, 
menmsi...oubyen, mèt, metafò, metonomi, mezantant,
miniskil, mo, mo deplase, mo prete, mo zouti, mokri, mo marasa, mo tokay, 
modifyan, modifyan bisilabik, modifyan monosilabik, modifyan
polisilabik, moso fraz, monològ, mwa nan ane a, na (na va), nan,
narasyon, nasyonalite, nazal, nazalizasyon, ni...ni, nimewo, nimewo
kadinal, nimewo òdinal, nomb, non, non abstrè, non kolektif, non komen, non 
konkrè, non konkrè ak non abstrè, non marasa, non posesif, non pwòp, 
nòmalizasyon, objè, objè dirèk, objè endirèk, objè yon prepozisyon, 
òganizasyon ide, omonim, onomatope, oditè, oraliti (oralti), oratè, ou 
kwè..., ou kwè...do..., ou kwè...pa do..., òtograf kreyOl la, paragraf, 
paragraf deskriptif, paragraf devlopman, paragraf entwodiksyon, paragraf 
esansyèl, paragraf esplanatwa, paragraf naratif, paragraf konklizyon, pale 
pwenti, pale an daki, plant, parantèz, pase lòd, pa sèlman...men, pasif, 
pasyan, pati diskou, pawoli, perifraz, pèsonifikasyon, peyi, pi, pi...ke, 
pi...ke tout, pi...pase, pi...pase tout, pinga, pliryèl, politès, 
posesyon, poudi..., poudi...do..., poudi...pa do..., poze kesyon, pral, 
preferans, prefiks, prepozisyon, prepozisyon ki esprime andwa,
prepozisyon ki esprime distans, prepozisyon ki esprime manyè,  prepozisyon 
ki esprime koz, prepozisyon ki esprime orijin, prepozisyon
ki esprime tan, prezan, prigad, pwen, pwenvigil, pwendentewogasyon,
pwendesklamasyon, pwensispansyon, pwogresif, pwonon, pwonon anfatik,
pwonon endefini, pwonon endefini ki fonksyone kòm sijè, pwonon
entewogatif, pwonon pèsonèl, pwonon pèsonèl ak nonb, pwonon posesif,
pwonon posesif ak varyason, pwonon refleksif, pwonon refleksif ak
varyasyon "kò" e "kont", pwonon refleksif ak varyasyon "tèt", pwonon
relatif, pwonon relatif ak endefini, pwonon relatif ak varyasyon,
pwononsiyasyon, pwovèb, pwovèb sou bèt, rankont de vwayèl, referans,
refleksivite, règ gramatikal, rekèt, relasyon, resipwosite, retorik,
salitasyon, salitasyon ak lizay, sans, se, sèman, semantik, semivwayèl, senk 
sans, sengilye, sentaks, sezon yo, sijè, sijè marasa,  silab, si m te... m 
ta, sinonim, sipozisyon, sirèt, sitasyon, siy, siyifikasyon, son, son ki ra 
men ki la an kreyòl, souplès, sosyolengwistik, swa...swa, ta, ta ka, tan, 
tan pase, tanpri, tan prezan, tanperati (tan), tap (te ap), te, te ka, te 
konn, tèminezon "en" "èn", tèminezon "èz", ton, tonalite, tirè, ti bouch 
pwenti, ti lèt, tip konjonksyon, tit, transkripsyon, twapwen, twonpri, va, 
varyasyon, varyasyon dyalektal, vèb, vèb entranzitif, vèb kontrakte, vèb 
kreyòl ki itilize kòm non, vèb marasa, vèb tranzitif, vigil,
vil, vwa aktif, vwa pasif, vwayèl, vwayèl bouch-nen, vwayèl nazal, wa (wa 
va, ou va), ya (ya va), ye, yon]

2. *Dictionary Of Haitian Creole Verbs With Phrases And Idioms*.
Emmanuel W. Vedrine. SOUP TO NUTS. Cambridge, MA. 1992. 246 p.

"I am impressed with Emmanuel W. Vedrine's motivation for the
development of Haitian Creole as a language that can be
standardized and adapted to serve all the functions of its speakers and, in 
particular, members of the American Diaspora who require medical, social, 
and educational services in the language. Given the limited resources at his 
disposal, the linguistic tools Vedrine has produced are noteworthy, in 
particular, his *Dictionary Of Haitian Creole Verbs With Phrases And 
Idioms*. It is a very useful resource for linguists, translators, and 
learners of the language. With regard
to its originality and overall quality, I would rank it as the best
work on the vocabulary of the language and right next to Freeman
and Laguerre's *Haitian-English Dictionary* and our own somewhat dated
*Haitian Creole-English-French Dictionary*. The high quality of the work is 
reflected by its having been deemed worthy of review in the prestigious 
Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. He is also a
prolific author of literary and educational materials in Haitian
Creole? He would be an invaluable collaborator to any project involving the 
description of Haitian Creole and the preparation of
various linguistic tools for the language?"

Dr. Albert Valdman,
Rudy Professor of French, Italian and Linguistics
Indiana University-Bloomington

"Dictionary Of Haitian Creole Verbs With Phrases And Idioms by
Emmanuel W. Vedrine, 1992" (Reviewed by) Profs. Karen and William
L. Balan-Gaubert (University of Chicago). "The book under review is,
therefore, a welcome respite, for it respects the standard orthography and 
is quite systematic throughout? The Dictionary is a guide for learners of 
both languages, for people who want to be bilingual and for those who are 
interested in linguistic research. The excellent balance of Kreyol and 
English explanations should accomplish those ends. The presentation is 
impressive for a book published independently by its author? The Dictionary 
Of Haitian Creole Verbs offers strong evidence that writing Kreyol is still 
perceived as a wide-open discursive field?"

-- Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages

3. *Poetry in Haitian Creole*. Emmanuel W. Vedrine. SOUP TO NUTS. Cambridge, 
MA. 1994. 75 p.

"In *Poetry in Haitian Creole*, Emmanuel Vedrine shows our people to be the 
descendants of an inventive, bodacious and courageous People. His poetry 
reflects the appreciation that he carries for his homeland and, most of all, 
relishes the pleasures of the soul... Vedrine is a poet who writes and 
speaks his mind... as far as I can tell, practically always. He follows his 
own dreams, which are deeply rooted in the Haitian dream. He refuses to 
separate himself from the 'common Haitian'... "

-- Tony Jean-Jacques


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